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Yamamoto Senko Breakdown

The Yamamoto Senko is one of the most famous bass fishing lures ever created. This timeless bait was designed and created by the legend Gary Yamamoto himself in 1996. This legendary stick bait has been perfected, so much that it has not even changed since Gary Yamamoto first fine-tuned this lure on the waters of Lake Powell many years ago. Senkos have stood the test of time and are still leading the way as the best stick bait on the market. Yamamoto Senkos are so well known that when talking stick baits most people refer to the style of bait as a Senko.

Just looking at other companies stick baits and comparing them to a Senko visually some could almost be the same. No worries for Yamamoto Baits, the profile isn’t the key to the bait’s success. What separates a regular stick bait and a Yamamoto Senko starts with the plastic formula. Yamamoto plastics have been tuned for the perfect amount of salt, softness, and a very natural sink rate. Most of the competitors stick baits fall too fast, slow, or other issues. It is the perfect natural sink and wobble that the Senko has that makes the fish unable to resist a taste.

How to rig a Gary Yamamoto Senko

It is no secret that the Yamamoto Senko has serious fish catching powers. Regardless which way you choose to rig a Senko you will be catching fish. Some of my favorite ways to rig the Senko include Texas rigging, weightless Texas rig, jig worm, drop shot, wacky rig, Neko rig, and Carolina rig. The fish catching power and versatility of different ways to rig this bait is the reason that I keep one or more rigged up on my deck nearly every single time I’m out on the water fishing. Whether you are fishing shallow, deep, grass, rocks, docks or more these seven or more different ways of rigging your Senko should have you covered.

How to fish a Gary Yamamoto Senko

How you are going to fish a Senko is dependent on how you have chosen to rig your bait. Fish the bait to the technique you choose. Since this bait can be fished so many ways on either spinning or casting gear, there is no one perfect setup that will fit all techniques. In general the action of the bait comes from the bait falling. Cast your line out, let the bait sink to the bottom, pick it up off the bottom and repeat. I think the best way to truly see the Senkos true fishing catching power is with a wacky rig. Just cast it out and let it do its thing. When picking the bait up after letting it sink you can twitch the rod and this makes the worm shake then return to sinking. This technique paired with a Senko will put endless amounts of fish in the boat from 6 inches all the way to fish over five pounds. 

The Gary Yamamoto Senko is a classic, this is one bait that can be used across the country in any season with success. It’s a bait that can be found in professional anglers’ boats to a young kid’s tackle box. If you are looking to reload or add new baits to your arsenal look no further, Yamamoto Senkos are ready to roll and put in the work.

Hook Selection

Texas Rig: 3/0 Gamakatsu EWG Hook

Wacky Rig: #1 VMC Neko Hook

Colors

The best color for Yamamoto Senkos in my opinion would have to be green pumpkin. This same color has been my go-to ever since I started bass fishing as a kid. Here at Omnia fishing we offer 6 different size variations of the classic Senko in a wide variety of Yamamoto colors to choose from.

Sizes

Yamamoto 3” Ned Senko

Yamamoto 3” Senko

Yamamoto 3” Senko Fat

Yamamoto 4” Senko

Yamamoto 5” Senko

Yamamoto 6” Senko

Yamamoto 3" Ned Senko

Baby Bass / 3"

Color: Baby Bass

Baby Bass
B Bug Grinder
Bama Bug
Black w/Large Blue Flk
Bruised Shin
Electric Shad
Fire Craw
Goby
Green Pumpkin/Black Flk
Green Pumpkin Magic
Green Pumpkin/Watermelon Laminate
Okeechobee Craw
Plum Apple
Watermelon/Black Flake
Watermelon Magic
Watermelon Moondust
Length: 3"

Stock: 5

$5.99

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Yamamoto 3" Senko Worm

Baby Bass / 3"

Color: Baby Bass

Baby Bass
Black
Bubble Gum
Cinnamon Brown
Cream White
Fire Craw
Green Pumpkin Black
Green Pumpkin/Large Green & Purple Flake
Green Pumpkin Magic
Pumpkin Black/Green Flake
Smoke Black/Purple Flake
Watermelon
Watermelon/Black and Red
Length: 3"

Stock: 5+

$4.99

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Yamamoto 3" Fat Senko

Green Pumpkin/Black Flake / 3"

Color: Green Pumpkin/Black Flake

Black
Green Pumpkin/Black Flake
Green Pumpkin/Green and Purple Flake
Green Pumpkin/Purple and Copper Flake
Watermelon/Black Flake
Watermelon/Black and Red Flake
Length: 3"

Stock: 5+

$6.19

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Yamamoto 4" Senko Worm

Baby Bass / 4"

Color: Baby Bass

Baby Bass
Black
Black and Blue
Black/Blue Laminate
Blue Craw
Blue Pearl/Black & Hologram Flake
Blue Pearl/Silver Flake
Bubblegum
Chartreuse Shad
Cinnamon Brown
Cream White
Fire Craw
Goby
Green Pumpkin Black
Green Pumpkin Magic
Green Pumpkin/Purple & Copper Flake
Green Pumpkin/Watermelon Laminate
Houdini
Natural Shad
Perch
Smoke/Large Black and Purple Flake
Tilapia Magic
Watermelon
Watermelon Black Flake
Watermelon Magic
Watermelon Moondust
Length: 4"

Stock: 5+

$7.29

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Yamamoto 5" Senko Worm

Baby Bass / 5"

Color: Baby Bass

Baby Bass
Bama Bug
Black
Black/Blue Flake
Black/Blue Flake with Blue Tip
Black/Blue Laminate
Black/Red Flake
Blue Craw
Blue Pearl/Black & Hologram Flake
Blue Pearl with Large Silver
Bruised Shin
Bubblegum
Cinnamon Brown
Chartreuse Electric Blue
Chartreuse with Large Black
Chartreuse Shad
Cream White
Dirty Shad
Electric Shad
Fire Craw
Goby
Green Gizzard
Green Pumpkin Black
Green Pumpkin Blue
Green Pumpkin/Chartreuse Tail
Green Pumpkin/Green & Purple Flake
Green Pumpkin Magic
Green Pumpkin Purple Copper
Green Pumpkin Red/Watermelon Laminate
Green Pumpkin & Watermelon
Green Weenie
Gooseberry Laminate
Midnight
Mowed Grass
Natural Shad
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Perch
Plum Apple
Pro Blue
Pumpkin/Black Flake
Pumpkin/Black & Green Flake
Purple w/ Emerald Flk
Rainbow Trout
Red Shad Laminate
Sexy Shad
Smallmouth Magic
Smoke
Smoke/Black Blue & Chart Flake
Smoke Rootbeer w/Grn & Copper Flake
Smoke Shad
Tilapia Magic
Watermelon
Watermelon/Black Flake
Watermelon/Black & Red Flake
Watermelon/Red Flake
Watermelon Copper/Orange Red Laminate
Watermelon/Light Watermelon Black Red Laminate
Watermelon Moondust
Watermelon w/ Red and Green
Watermelon Red Magic
Watermelon & White Laminate
Length: 5"

Stock: 5+

$7.49

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Yamamoto 6" Senko Worm

Baby Bass / 6"

Color: Baby Bass

Baby Bass
Black
Black and Blue
Black/Red Flake
Chartreuse Black Flake
Green Pumpkin Black Flake
Green Pumpkin w/Green & Purple Flake
Green Pumpkin/Purple & Copper Flake
Green Pumpkin/Red Flake
Green Pumpkin/Watermelon
Monster Shad
Natural Shad
Watermelon Black Flake
Blue Craw
Tilapia Magic
Length: 6"

Stock: 2

$6.69

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